WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation) Tool Training
WAVE is a free, online accessibility evaluation tool “to help you determine the accessibility of web content.” WAVE is being used to help faculty and department admins at MCC determine if their websites meet ADA compliance standards for students needing alternative content delivery. Come to this session for a hands-on demonstration of the WAVE Tool. Best practices in creating accessible content will also be touched on.
Theses sessions are HIGHLY recommended for department administrative assistants responsible for department, program or faculty websites AND for faculty that are using web sites (outside of Canvas or Publisher Resources) to deliver course content and materials.
WAVE Session Options
Tuesday, March 18, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HRMS Course #002083, Session #0001; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
Monday, March 24, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
HRMS Course #002083, Session #0002; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
Wednesday, April 2, 11:00 a.m. - 120:30 p.m.
HRMS Course #002083, Session #0003; CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
Other Upcoming Sessions in the MCC Access Series
Important Notices & Updates
URGENT: Daylight Savings Time Issues
Currently Canvas operates and adjusts based on Daylight Saving Time (DST). Arizona is an exception to the observation of this custom. We believe we will continue to see instances in which due date times (and corresponding “available from” and “available until times”) for assignments and other dated activities will shift by one hour after DST begins at 2 am on March 9. You are encouraged to check your course (including discussions, quizzes and assignments) to verify the accuracy of all due dates and times after the time change.
We suggest holding off as long as possible on all course copies to give Instructure time to work on a fix. If you must perform course copies now, please check your course (including discussions, quizzes and assignments) to verify the accuracy of all due dates and times. We will update you as soon as we have more information from Instructure on an anticipated fix date. We apologize for the inconvenience. The MCCCD LMS Core team is working diligently with Instructure to resolve this issue.
Here are some highlights of the latest new features, updates and changes from the March 1 Release. Note: Features are subject to change based on testing! Some features may be selectively released by MCCCD.
Outcomes: Learning Mastery Gradebook
The Learning Mastery Gradebook is a feature to help instructors and administrators assess the student learning Outcomes that are being used within Canvas courses. This addition to the gradebook allows instructors using the Outcomes feature to see an overview of student learning based on set Outcome standards rather than grades. Note: Instructors must be using the Canvas Outcomes feature to benefit from this new feature AND must enable the Mastery Gradebook in the Course Features area.
Screencast-O-Matic License & Training
Flip the Classroom
Create “Just-in-Time” Tutorials
Build Dynamic Presentations
Screen recording, also known as screencasting, is a valuable tool in teaching and learning. An essential element of the Flipped Model of learning, screencast videos provide both a dynamic and personalized learning experience for students, freeing up classroom time for valuable problem-based collaboration. This hands-on session will introduce participants to the PRO VERSION recording and editing features of Screencast-O-Matic, a web-based screen capture software that makes it easy to create engaging content lecture, demonstrations, tutorials and more. Come to this session to get the basics and beyond!
Choose from one of the following sessions:
Monday, March 3, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
HRMS Course #002073, Session #0001
Friday, March 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., CTL Lab AS Building, Room 175
HRMS Course #002073, Session #0002
In this hands-on session participants will:
- Access the MCC Pro Version Screencast-O-Matic Tool
- complete a basic recording,
- apply the pro-editing features (cut, insert, annotation and zoom),
- download and share videos via Canvas,
- get helpful tips on storyboarding, scripting and captioning!
Best practices and guidelines for using Screencast-O-Matic will be addressed.